APL launches China-Australia service with fast transit time

APL is continuing to expand with differentiating new services, unveiling a new weekly China to Australia service that is designed to provide the industry’s fastest transit time on the trade.

The China Australia Service 6 (CA6) will connect the central and southern China ports of Shanghai, Ningbo and Yantian to the largest eastern Australian cities of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

The CA6 service promises to deliver shipments from Yantian and Shanghai to Sydney in 11 and 14 days respectively. With CA6 complementing APL’s China Australia Service 3 (CA3), China Australia Service 2 (CA2) and China Australia Service (CAS) that provide weekly coverage between China and Australia, APL shippers can expect to benefit from yet another shipping cut-off time from Shanghai and Shenzhen to eastern Australia each week.

The first effective sailing of CA6 is scheduled for August 17 from Ningbo, just ahead of the peak shipping season.

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Posted 14 June 2018

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Vincent Wee

Asia Editor, Seatrade Maritime News

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